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Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago

Western Hemisphere's Largest Science Museum

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Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. The museum covers almost 14 acres and houses over 35,000 artifacts. This is a place where you can get hands-on experience with science and even conduct experiments and make things. Here is a look at some of what this amazing museum has to offer.

Visitors to the museum can take field trips, plus even if you can't visit the museum, you can still benefit from it! The museum website offers free classroom activities and resources. There is a collection of brain games you can download, too, so you can challenge yourself from the comfort of your own home.

But, if you can, make the trip! This is my favorite science museum. There is so much to see and do. These images barely scratch the surface of what's there. If I lived even remotely close to Chicago, I'd be here all the time!

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Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry offers live science experiments, demonstrations and tours.Museum of Science and IndustryCanadian geese enjoy the lawn around the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.Museum of Science and IndustryThe Museum of Science and Industry sits on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago.Lake MichiganThis is the before and after of the exploding hydrogen balloon demonstration.Exploding Hydrogen Balloon Demo
The Museum of Science and Industry has a huge indoor tornado or vortex.Indoor TornadoStudents visiting the Museum of Science and Industry learn how tornadoes form.Students and Indoor TornadoChemist Mitch at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry demonstrates how to color a flame.Colored Flame Chem DemoThe Museum of Science and Industry has a scale model of the city of Chicago.Scale Model of Chicago
Set ice on fire for a spectacular exothermic chemistry demonstration.Ice on Fire Chemistry DemonstrationThe Museum of Science and Industry boasts a huge Tesla coil.Tesla CoilScientists are conducting research into more effective fire suppression systems.Fire Science ExperimentThe walkway connecting the Museum of Science and Industry to Lake Michigan offers many mosaics.Science Mosaic
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